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Business Of The House

Volume 415: debated on Wednesday 31 October 1945

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May I ask the Leader of the House if he will state the Government's intentions with regard to the Business for to-day?

Yes, Sir. We desire today to obtain the Reportstage of the Budget Resolutions, which are covered by the first four Orders on the Paper, and then there are three Purchase Tax Orders, which we also announced for consideration today. In addition, we hope that it will be agreeable to the House to pass the Second Reading of the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill and the Committee stage of the necessary Money Resolution. The House will be aware that the Committee stage is the effective stage of this Bill. As announced yesterday, we also desire to obtain the Motion relating to the Select Committee to which the Bank of England has been referred, as well as the Committee stage of the Money Resolution.

It seems rather a lot, but I gather that the Leader of the House does not wish to press the House to sit too late.

No, Sir, I hope that that will not be necessary. It perhaps sounded more when I said these things than, in fact, it is. I hope that the House will be able to carry through the programme I have indicated, but I agree with the right hon. Gentleman that we would not wish to ask the House to sit too late.